Chuck & Buck (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  4 August 2000 (USA)
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An oddly naive man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.



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Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of Romper Room, kindergarten collages, and lollipops. When his mother dies suddenly, Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck treks out to Los Angeles where Chuck, an up-and-coming music record executive, is living his life. Buck ends up developing an obsession with Chuck and begins stalking him. Written by monkeykingma

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$72,831 (USA) (14 July 2000)


$1,050,600 (USA) (29 September 2000)

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Appeared on Entertainment Weekly's list of The 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen in the Jul 16, 2012 issue. See more »


When Beverly and Buck are deciding who should play Hank, Beverly calls Buck "Mike". See more »


Beverly Franco: Listen, about the script... I see it as a love story between Hank and Frank.
Buck O'Brien: You do?
Beverly Franco: Yeah. Don't you? It's like a homoerotic misogynistic love story.
Buck O'Brien: Oh. Well, it is what it is. I don't know. I mean, I wanted to write something like... like the kind of things me and my friend used to do.
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fascinating movie that avoids predictability
26 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The notable thing about Chuck & Buck is not just that it's a clever, well made movie with a fascinatingly odd central character, but that it doesn't go where you expect it to. At first Chuck & Buck seems like a more serious take on The Cable Guy, another weird movie about a strange stalker. Buck is a truly weird, disturbing guy, an adult seemingly incapable of leaving his childhood behind and unable to understand the world around him.

But the relationship between the principals is more nuanced than one is first lead to think and the movie refuses to make any of the obvious choices, moving it beyond fascinatingly weird to genuinely intelligent and thoughtful. Much of the movie's appeal is undeniably its weirdness, but the movie is far more than a one-trick pony.

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